GERRY ADAMS has voiced his support for Labour candidate Jeremy Corbyn.
The Sinn Féin MP has stood behind Corbyn for the next British Prime Minister.
Adams said Corbyn in leadership would greatly benefit Britain and was one of the sole people open to negotiations on solving a peace settlement in Northern Ireland in the '80s and '90s.
According to Sky News, Adams said:
"I would like to see Jeremy in that position (as Prime Minister) for the benefit of people in Britain, leaving Ireland out of it.
"I think Jeremy is an outstanding politician and I hope my endorsement of him is not used against him in the time ahead."
Adams also praised Ken Livingstone for his open communication skills:
"He and (former London mayor) Ken Livingstone and others kept faith and they were the people who said, when others said no, 'talk'.
"They were the people who were open to conversation about how to deal with conflict and how to get conflict resolution processes."